Jump to content
Cooinda Cottage & Flynn Child Care Centres
13 replies to this topic
Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:45 PM
Just wondering if anyone has had any recent experiences with Cooinda Cottage in Charnwood or the Flynn Early Childhood Education Centre?
I currently have my boys in care, but it is 30 mins away and we are hoping to find something closer to home.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:08 PM
I have no comment on the centres, but if you're interested in Family Day Care, I have just started and I am in Macgregor.
Let me know if you would like more info
Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:48 PM
i noticed cooinda is gone from the old alkira, has it moved or is it closed?
Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:20 PM
Thanks for the offer Melstar25 (I am in Mac too!), my 2.5 yo has some fiery in his belly, so not sure how he would go in FDC. Considering going part time and I am not even sure I am going to go so well with him!!
Yeah, Alkira joined with another centre and they moved to Flynn. I wasn't overjoyed with the other centre (I can't remember their name), but think I will book in to see the new Flynn one.
Cooinda is down at the Charnwood shops.
Ultimately I would love to get into Baringa, but don't like my chances... my chance with any new centre is going to be pretty slim.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:11 PM
Hi Melstar, I'd love to get some info, thinking about a bit of time out from my lovely toddler while I have a newborn. I'm in Holt.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:49 PM
Flynn is quite expensive and the wait list is very long. It's also a very big centre compared to most.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:09 AM
Elizabethany I tried to reply but Im not sure it worked. Could you email me at email@example.com if the reply hasn't worked? Thanks
Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:16 PM
My boys go to Cooinda Cottage and they love it! They do cry when I drop them off still most days but by the time we pick them up they are raving about the place! I had heard some bad things but none of it has been apparent while my boys have been there. The carers are lovely.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:27 PM
Naards, I don't suppose you know what the waiting list is like for toddlers? I'm thinking of moving DD2 closer to home.
Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:20 PM
We actually went on the waiting list in December (our FDC mum quit) and got a spot in January because they moved back to the bigger centre. I'm not sure sorry, but it's definitely worth a try!
Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:50 PM
My kids have been at Cooinda for 4 years since DS1 was 1, lovely family atmosphere, I would highly recommend it. When DP died they got together a collection of food, toys and other stuff for us which really helped us as it was just before Christmas, that's an indication of how they see the children and families in their care.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
Women shoulder the time-intensive and routine tasks - and they're also more likely to do the least enjoyable tasks like scrubbing the toilets versus washing the car.
Does giving children food as a reward turn them into emotional eaters?
Two photos of mums have shown the world the physical impact of exhaustion in all its frazzled glory.
Pregnancy announcement videos have become so popular they're becoming businesses all their own, with YouTube compilations, Pinterest pages and morning television segments.
It's an idea that makes some people feel excited, while others shudder at the increased difficulty.
A terrifying car crash that left Danni Bett lying in hospital in a neck-brace wasn't enough to stop her from breastfeeding.
A Welsh couple have realised their newborn has a striking resemblance to a certain celebrity chef.
An adorable toddler and his toy truck in a photo series that'll melt your heart.
I want my children to grow up and know it's okay to feel strong emotion and to display it. Vulnerability and imperfection do not equal weakness.
For your own husband's parents not to come to your wedding is an utter embarrassment.
A teenage boy has undergone surgery to remove a foetus, complete with hair, legs, hands and genitals, removed from his stomach.
Even one-year-olds can be very exploratory, experimental and creative.
The short and long term consequences of controlled crying are under the spotlight with new Australian research suggesting no harm results from the practice.
If the tooth fairy takes teeth away, it must be something like a goblin who brings them in the first place.
Three-year-old Henry died in February this year, just a few hours after falling ill.
A Saudi man has been arrested after shooting the male obstetrician who delievered his baby because he was unhappy the doctor had seen his wife naked.
First, baby Zyla tried her trick on cushy, beige carpet.
How often have you been told "Just give your breastfed baby a bottle of formula at bedtime to make him sleep"? But does it work?
She might be a Hollywood superstar, but the gorgeous Anne Hathaway feels just as self-conscious as other new mums trying to get back in shape after having a baby.
In a moving 3000-word Facebook post, Dan Majesky has shared a painful journey of infertility, with a big surprise at the end.
Facebook has come under fire after banning an ad featuring Tess Holliday, a plus-sized model, wearing a bikini.
It was a moment filled with joy but tinged with sadness.
Top 5 Articles
Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.
A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.
Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago
To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.
Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.
There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.
When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.
All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.
Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.
Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.
What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.
From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.
Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.
Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.
After children, 'me time' looks a little different.
A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.
It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time
Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.